When it comes to regulations, industry standards and supporting controls, the only constant is change. Most organization have smart people and defined processes for managing change, but tracking the changes themselves—knowing what they are and how they impact the business—can be a massive headache.
I’ve been asked, on many occasions, how Onspring goes about being so insanely fast and responsive as a product. The most recent encounter related to a customer who has users spread all throughout the world. Their specific query was how their users in Asia were seeing absolutely no performance impact in the way one would expect when hitting our data center in the heart of the United States. Their average response time when making requests from their Asian offices to Onspring was less than 1/3rd of a second. That’s below 0.3 seconds per request. How is that possible?
At Onspring, we deliver major releases of our platform 3–4 times a year, based almost entirely on client requests. Nothing makes us happier than hearing your ideas and meeting your needs in a matter of weeks, not months or years. Our latest release, Onspring 11.0, went live this weekend, and it’s packed with features that save you time, effort and brain power.
During the first two weeks of March, I was fortunate enough to represent Onspring as an exhibitor at two excellent industry conferences: RSA Conference in San Francisco and the Institute of Internal Auditors General Audit Management Conference in Dallas. Both conferences afforded us a great opportunity to raise awareness about the Onspring platform and solutions, as well as our company’s philosophy of solving problems by providing high quality solutions and services.
The Onspring team is about to take off on a cross-country trip involving just about every mode of transportation known to man. Airplanes, shuttles, taxis, trains, rolling carts—and possibly the odd hover board—will all be employed to move our crew from Kansas City to San Francisco to Dallas in the stretch of 10 days. What could go wrong?
I’m not a developer or a mathematician. My background is in professional writing. But since my exposure to Onspring, I now create formulas regularly to auto-calculate data points and kick off actions in the system. (Believe me, I’m as surprised as you are!)
If you grew up in the 80s, you probably have fond memories of your trusty mixtapes—a collection of favorite songs on a well-worn cassette that you listened to over…and over…and over again. We’re a long way from mixtapes in 2015, but the concept holds true: sometimes the good stuff just gets better with age. As the year draws to a close, the Onspring team would like to offer our own mixtape of sorts: a collection of our favorite blog posts from 2015. We invite you to sit back, “press play” and enjoy these stories again (…and again…and again).
Onspring 7.0 is now available, providing industry-leading content security options and much more. Clients using Onspring’s core solutions for audit, risk, vendor, legal and compliance management can quickly and intuitively solve complex content security concerns. Version 7.0 also includes additional customer-driven enhancements across the platform, including dynamic rules for automatically referencing content, which ensures data integrity while always providing a first-class user experience.
At Onspring, we “eat our own dog food.” We run almost every business function through our own platform, including product management, marketing, QA and customer support. By using our own product daily and approaching it through the lens of a client, we have a great opportunity to develop new ideas and consider improvements to the user experience. Just like our clients, we encounter plenty of opportunities to enhance a process or automate a function through the Onspring platform.
In the world where auditors, compliance managers, risk managers and the rest operate, technology can help users in their quest to gather critical information that enables them to make better business decisions more efficiently. While I know there are certain aspects of these processes that can be automated using technology, I have yet to discover the technology that has the ability to replicate or replace the additional work that these professionals perform in the context of analyzing the outputs.
My career path has been much less varied and significantly less “flashy” than my husband’s, but I recently got to wave my own figurative wand and wow a few clients with Onspring’s auto-create feature. Just call me the David Copperfield of enterprise software.
In reality, cloud technologies for business allow you to get to the eventuality of “do a lot more with less.” And that often requires understanding that moving to any new technology will be an evolution more often than it’s a revolution. Included below are nearly all of the numerous reasons why you should consider cloud based business technologies, what we once called Software-as-a-Service or SaaS.